Stayed for three nights and was a little reluctant due to the reviews of other hotels in Athens at this price range. However they say the proof is in the pudding and we were pleasantly surprised.
OK so it is located in front of the local market but we were not bothered by this at all, given it is a city centre hotel most guests will spend all day out.
Rooms are more than adequate clean and air conditioned, bathrooms neat and tidy with hot water. Breakfast not so exciting but plentiful its just the variety that may become dull after more than about 3 nights. Staff friendly and helpful.
The hotel is no more than 10 minutes walk from Monastiriaki Metro station with easy connections from the airport (40 minutes) and the Port at Pireaus (18 minutes). The same 10 minute walk takes you to Hadrians Library and the Roman Agora which stand in the shadow of the Acropolis which is easily walkable.
Avoid at all costs the restaurants of the PLaka area, they are offering poor quality at inflated prices that are insulting to visitors, service is generally perfunctory. The food and welcome are not "traditional Greek" ( I do have some experience having lived in the country for four years in the early 1980s).
To eat try the following:
Miniatura restaurant - Romvis 21. close to Ermou midway between Monastiraki and Syntagma: quaint famil;y owned and run real greek food.
Platanos Taverna - Diogenous4 busy with a typical range of greek offerings at reasonable prices.
Fasoli restaurant - Perikleous 32 also close to Ermou between Monastiraki and Syntagma. Modern and keenly priced greek &.internationalfood with great service.
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